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By Gregg A. Masters, MPH

On Tuesday June 19th, 2012 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC), aka @CDCgov, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control aka @CDC_Cancer  hosted a ‘Tweetchat’ on cancer survivorship. Subject matter experts including Blythe Ryerson, MPH and Dr. Elizabeth Rohan moderated the session and answered questions posted via the Twitter hashtag #CDCcancerChat.

The stats tracked represent Tweets posted to #CDCcancerChat hashtag in the 24 hours before and during the actual Tweetchat and certainly represent an impressive potential reach of the message!

The ‘Cancer Survivorship’ Tweetchat began with the following Tweets:

Below are  the influencers:







The last series of ‘long tail’ Tweets are represented below:

Clearly we are early in the application of social and/or digital media to influence, shape if not resolve many lingering chronic healthcare financing, delivery and public health concerns. Kudos to the CDC!

For recent timely topical reflections from @chemosabe1 aka Dr Just, click on ‘Cancer Survivorship.’